• art,  Blog work,  events

    My Love Affair with Art x Ärt Möd Fair 2017

      When I first visited the National Museum, I was ecstatic. Never in my my life did I even aim to go there. Maybe because none of us in my family strongly felt about art, specifically towards historical paintings. Maybe because we frequented malls more than museums. Maybe because I had no one to go with. Or maybe because, out of a shallow reason, I didn’t know how to go there or where it was even located. So I never went. But during the first few days of our dating phase, I learned that Jec is a huge fan of history. He really wanted to bring me to National Museum…

  • art,  culture,  photo dump

    Creative Shots with Lightroom

    Last Sunday, October 9, I accompanied Jec on his tour gig and assigned myself as the photographer. LOL. This is actually funny because they didn’t really ask for any documentation, but I wanted to do this for myself (also because I was the proudest girlfriend that day). Basically, we roamed around the placed that we’ve been to before, but this time with a group of local tourists. Instead of getting a professional tour guide, Jec’s former schoolmate asked him to tour them around instead since he knows a lot about those places. So we went. As per usual, I raped Jec’s DSLR’s shutter button. I took about 400 photos without really counting.…

  • art,  nature,  people,  places,  travels

    A Day in Manila

    I woke up this morning dreading the day ahead. I’ve never been particularly fond of Monday, but it was somehow harder for me to get up because I’ve been MIA from work for weeks because of my recent dengue so that somehow meant that I needed to start from scratch and tap the writer in me. Fortunately for me, work is light today, so I don’t have to go on full-blown writer mode. My tasks are enough to put me back on track. Having spent the last few days in the hospital and at home made me crave for an adventure again. The last time that I was out and about…

  • art,  brain pickings,  music

    Filed under: Brain Pickings | Jimbo on Writing

    This will be a quick blog post. I woke up, showered, and prepared my things for work. I opened my Internet browser and went on Facebook. I saw this post by Jimbo, as fans know him by, but his real name is Mark Alexander Cuenco. I had a huge crush on him since I discovered his Twitter account (even before he was interviewed for having sexually provocative tweets) and fell in love with his words. But not just that, I’m in love with his talent, with his passion, with his sense of who he is. Now I find this post of his very timely as I struggle and, at the same…

  • art,  creativity,  life,  readings,  thoughts,  words

    Creative Living Beyond Fear: My Own Big Magic

    I happen to believe that we are all walking repositories of buried treasure. I believe this is one of the oldest and most generous tricks the universe plays on us human beings, both for its own amusement and for ours: The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them. The hunt to uncover those jewels – that’s creative living. The often surprising results of that hunt – that’s what I call Big Magic. (Elizabeth Gilbert ) It constantly amazes me where avid readers get the energy to write a book review in a manner that they can relate the…